REVIEW: The Fortress (2017)

Two ministers of the Joseon Kingdom go at odds with each other when the Qing dynasty invades their territory in this period epic. It’s the year 1636 and the Qing dynasty decides to attack the Joseon kingdom. To evade the attacks, King Injo and his retainers, including Minister Choi Myung-Gil and Kim Sang-Hun, hide in the mountainous city of Namhansanseong. To make matters worse, the … Continue reading REVIEW: The Fortress (2017)

REVIEW: No Tears for the Dead (2014)

  Korean actor Jang Dong-Gun truly makes his mark in the action genre with this tale of redemption and revenge in which he unleashes one of his best performances. Gon is a Korean-born man who was abandoned by his mother and is raised by Dai Ban, a Triad leader. He has become one of Dai Ban’s top assassins who is known for carrying out his … Continue reading REVIEW: No Tears for the Dead (2014)

REVIEW: Ninja Champion (1986)

This “cut-and-paste” film from the gang at IFD take footage with the late Bruce Baron and combines it with a Korean revenge film. In Taipei, a mysterious woman named Cherry has arrived to broker a deal with Robert involving diamonds. Interpol has gotten wind of the possible deal. Donald has photos of three members of the gang along with a French man named Morris, who … Continue reading REVIEW: Ninja Champion (1986)

REVIEW: Big Match (2014)

From the director of Bloody Tie comes a film that can be described as a Korean version of the WWE film 12 Rounds but switch a cop for a mixed martial arts champion and adding a twist that is vital to the story. Choi Ik-Ho is a former professional soccer player whose antics have destroyed his career in that sport. However, he decides to use … Continue reading REVIEW: Big Match (2014)

REVIEW: I Can Speak (2017)

An elderly woman and a civil servant not only bond but learn a thing or two in the midst of things in this very heartwarming film from Kim Hyun-Seok. For the past twenty years, elderly woman Nah Ok-Boon has been causing trouble with her fellow shopowners and making constant complaints about the area, going as far as nagging when just the littlest thing isn’t perfect. … Continue reading REVIEW: I Can Speak (2017)

Korean Hit Film “I Can Speak” Coming to the U.S. on October 6

Korea’s current box office champ I Can Speak will make its way to the United States on October 6 from CJ Entertainment. In a small town, Ok-boon is known as the Goblin Granny,  a feisty, elderly woman who combs through the town for any sign of trouble. Over a span of 20 years, she has filed over 8,000 complaints to the district office. Seen as … Continue reading Korean Hit Film “I Can Speak” Coming to the U.S. on October 6

Lee Byung-Hun Enters “The Fortress” in International Trailer

Korean actor Lee Byung-Hun goes to war in the trailer for his new period action film The Fortress. The Fortress is set in 1636, when the Chinese Qing Dynasty has invaded Korea with 150,000 troops. The Korean court flees the capital to take shelter in the Namhan Fortress, located in treacherous mountains outside the city. The Qing army, led by General Yong Gol Dae, quickly … Continue reading Lee Byung-Hun Enters “The Fortress” in International Trailer